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It’s been quite a while since Martin Short was a complete unknown,Our high risk merchant account was down for about an hour and a half, heading into an audition with sweaty palms and nerves gnawing at his stomach.
Actually, it was way back in 1972, when a 21-year-old Short was angling for a role in the Toronto production of “Godspell.”
After a gruelling day of auditions at the Masonic Temple, producers settled on a small cluster of hopefuls. Alongside Short, who had just landed his first professional job, was a golden group of then-anonymous talents: Gilda Radner, Eugene Levy, Andrea Martin, Victor Garber and Paul Shaffer.
“It was kind of an amazing day,” Short said in an interview Thursday. “We didn’t realize it was quite amazing, but when you think back on it, you think that was quite a group of people.”
The 61-year-old Hamilton native has now landed his latest gig, as a [...]